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Tony Jorm



Working Meeting

Working Meeting- Website & Social Media


Mile Terziovski

"Entrepreneurship and Innovation"

Dennis Shore


How Foundation Grants deliver Magical Projects & Programs

Speaker: PDG Dennis Shore, Rotary Club of Hawthorn (Bulletin Report by John McLean)

PDG Dennis said “It’s a wonderful world!” and then asked “or is it?”  He added “there is pain and suffering world-wide!  What sort of a world are we in?  Is there any hope?”


Elaine Pratley

Cultural Intelligence.

Elaine gave an overview of cultural values and drew on her experiences working and growing up in seven countries to emphasize the importance for everyone to have a cultural 'lense' / cultural intelligence / CQ.


Tony Jorm


Building on the Book Fair: Possible Community Service Projects to Promote Literacy


Susie Cole

Polio Eradication 

David Lea

Principal, Politician and Poet

David Lea was born in Birmingham (UK) and first joined Rotary in 1971. David’s commitment to Rotary was further demonstrated by his continual membership of the Rotary Club of Bendigo South for 25 years.


Janet Hay

The Concept of Social Business

Janet Hay from Canterbury RC spoke to the concept of “Social Business and the Charity Model; Calling in the Generosity of Economics”.


Betty Kitchener and Tony Jorm

Onya Bike

RCC members, Betty Kitchener and Tony Jorm shared photos and stories of their bicycle ride in May/June this year from Prague to Copenhagen via Berlin. The distance was over 1,000km, with 19 days of enjoyable and fairly easy cycling. Their route through Germany from west of Dresden to Rostock in the NE, was in the former East Germany - the DGR. Tony spoke about the past and present influence of the former Soviet rule.  

Cheryl Williams

Community Volunteer-Smith Family "Learning for Life Scholarships" 


Working Meeting

Working Fellowship Meeting/ Community Committee update;


Ian Ada

Ian Ada’s Trip to Pilbara  July/August 2018

Ian retraced the steps of a trip he did 49 years ago!  After crossing the Nullabor, he and Anne went up the coast of WA to Port Headland then headed back to Kalgoorlie on the Great Northern Highway, the total trip from Melbourne being 12,000 km.


Hannah Rundell

Hannah Rundell is soon to embark on her Honours year in her Bachelor of Music degree at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM).


Prof Jeremy Oats

Maternal and Child Health


Peter Crouch

"Booming 2nd Tier Miners"


Dr Murray Verso

The Rotary Foundation

Mental Health Hat Day

Why do wear hats and caps of all descriptions for Australian Rotary Health’s ( ARH ) Hat Day each October?  Hat Day was started by the CEO of ARH, as a fund raising event to correspond with World Mental Health Day, which was Sunday October 10 this year. It’s been going for well over a decade and we invite Rotarians to donate $30 ( in lieu of normal meal costs ) to ARH through Treasurer David Percival. The Lift the Lid campaign was started by PDG Greg Ross ( North Balwyn RC ) when he was Chair of the ARH Board about 5 years ago. Unlike Hat Day, it was not confined to a single day with a hat theme.

Special Presidents Award:  Congratulations Charter Member Peter Golden for wearing the most imaginative Hat and for Tony Jorm for the best Virtual Visual Hat.

Michael Elligate - Book Review

Amongst the most interesting books to hit Melbourne book shops over this past lockdown weekend, is a  delightful paperback entitled FunkyTown, written by ABC sports journalist and up and coming  announcer Paul Kennedy.

The book is set in The Pines Housing Estate in between Carrum and Frankston on the Mornington Peninsula.  Paul Kennedy brilliantly describes growing up in a steady family where the four children were given warm encouragement.

The housing commission street was full of hard working families where money was fairly tight.

Paul honestly describes the restlessness he often felt as he grew from the days of being a likeable kid to being a bit of a rebel.  In fact until the last page of the compelling personal story the reader  is not sure if  the young growing lad will emerge as an achiever or a loser.

The gift of the author is honesty and the ability to recognise the better influences in his most engageing life, alongside the influence of some  rebels who attracted him.

The book is an ideal read for grandparents, parents and teachers alike who have to let go of their children as they move out into life. It names the tensions, mistakes and renewed hopes within a growing family who worry about the demands and challenges thrown at their young ones today.

The book is onsle at most bookshops for around $30

Log Snr Constable Nick Parissis - Community Policing

Victor Perton

The Centre of Optimism

Professor Mary Galea AM

I regret that I cannot be available for any of the sessions, as I am assisting in a COVID-19 Surveillance Clinic at that time, because nurses are in short supply and are exhausted. This, as well as my academic responsibilities have prevented me from attending any Rotary function and I am not sure when I will be able to do so again.
For me, the pandemic has highlighted a lot of anxiety in my students due to the suspension of any clinical research apart from COVID-related research. It has also had a huge impact on the delivery of rehabilitation for those with stroke and spinal cord injury, as well as many others, with many rehab beds being reduced to accommodate other patients. A program called Rehabilitation in the Home has been initiated, but while this is welcome, it is not nearly as intensive as necessary early after injury. So these are the issues that have been pre-occupying me.
Could you please make my apologies to the group?
Kind regards,

Keith Ryall

Reflections based on Keith Ryall’s perceptions of a Ben ( Mojo ) Crowe Masterclass in Personal Leadership.

He talked about 3 Key Mindsets….

  1. The Connection Mindset-connect with ourselves before we connect with the outside world. ( The only person I can control 100% of the time is myself.) Beware the FOOPO syndrome….the Fear of Other Person’s Opinions. Think….””I don’t care what people think about me but I do care about what I think of them.”” So let go of other people’s views….Stop Doing and Start Being….write a To Be list, as well as a To Do list.  ( e.g., Be Grateful, Be Kind etc )
  2. Develop a Purpose Mindset-what do I want in life? The 2 most important days in your life…the day you were born and the day you find out Why!   What is my Why? What is it that excites me about helping others?   What do we really stand for? What will be my own personal Legacy?  Move from I thinking to We; from Resume to Eulogy? 
  3. Develop a Performance Mindset….life itself is a Performance but we get so distracted by what we can’t control. Accept that there are things we can’t control so focus on the things we can control. As Viktor Frankl wisely said in his book, Mans Search for Meaning….The last of the human freedoms is to choose one’s own reaction , regardless of circumstances.

There are many free You Tube clips of Ben Crowe’s thoughts on Personal Leadership; just do any Google Search and they should pop up. Some are called Mojospresso and are in many Episodes-most are short and punchy; e.g., Episode 13-Finding Purpose runs for 11 minutes.

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